Thursday, April 1, 2010

Finally-Heat

When my propane furnace died a couple of winters ago I thought about the cost of propane ( about 750 to 8- hundred dollars to fill the tank), the cost of a new furnace for a mobile home ( about 12-hundred dollars), and the cost of instillation. Those thoughts kept me cold for a couple of years.


After looking at alternatives, I decided that the modern wood stove was the ticket for me.

I am not disappointed. The essential cost was about the same as going propane but the wood goes a lot further for the dollar than propane.


I hooked up with the main stove dude here in Humboldt Co. for an instillation. Calvin the stoveman. He didn't know I was going to recommend him in my blog so I didn't trade this for discounts. I would recommend him for any work on a wood or pellet stove or even chimney. His knowledge is vast on the subject and he just does stoves. You can choose a guy that does decks and kitchens but I always like to find a specialist when possible. For you cold locals, call  Calvin at 707-786-9212.

Umm! Toasty...

7 comments:

  1. There's a lot of good things to say about wood stoves. Cheaper heating is one. We had a wood stove for many years.

    I once worked as the Senior Editor for "The National Woodstove and Fireplace Journal" a trade publication.
    Got mugged in a national trade show in Minneasota (Fall 1980)by Security assholes who thought I was threatening George Bush when I bumped into him outside of the men's bathroom!
    The bastards slammed me up against a wall. Patted me down. Made sure Bush was well down the hallway and then let me go. They never said a word. No apology. Nada. There were several witnesses, but when I asked them if they saw what happened to me - they walked away.

    I have one warning about wood stoves:

    Don't put plastic things (such as a portable radios) on top of the stove when it's cold (thinking you'll take it off before a fire is lit) - because eventually it will be lit and your plastic object will drool down onto the glass! It could happen.

    Not that I ever had that happen to me mind you...

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  2. Oh yeah...did I mention that Dubya was Reagan's running mate for the Republican Party that year (1980)when I bumped into the asshole?

    If I knew that was going to be my only chance to have physical contact with him I might have bumped him a little harder! The beating afterward would have been worth it.

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  3. In Gold Beach, Or. the bulk propane company charged a dollar a gallon extra to deliver. I put in two 7 gallon tanks for my stove and water heater so I can fill them. I like small electric heaters. Wood would take up too much room in my one bedroom mobile, though there is plenty of driftwood on the beach.

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  4. George Bush was coming out of the Larry Craig Memorial MENS Room? I thought he was partial to little boys.

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  5. Calvin checked out my chimney awhile ago. He was thorough and honest. Glad you got your heat back!

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  6. Nice picture. Looks very good, and especially on a cold, wet day like today.

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